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900 3rd St, Galena, IL 61036-2627
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 30/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Travellers' Choice
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With over 50 years of combined experience in the hospitality/service industry between the two of us, we've been able to create a place where you can relax and be yourself without judgement. We break the stereotype when it comes to bed and breakfasts - no crazy wallpaper, baby dolls, or doilies, and definitely no pretension! What you will find is fresh decor that while elegant is still relaxing, award-winning homemade food, and service that is intuitive and personalized yet unobtrusive and laid back. We believe that just because we provide a beautiful place to stay doesn't mean we have to be hoity toity. Aldrich Guest House is also the first and only cannabis friendly bed and breakfast in Illinois! We have built a separate 'tiny house' for guests to consume in while they're here making sure that everyone can enjoy their stay in whatever way they want while still respecting each other. You deserve a break - come relax at Aldrich Guest House! Robert and Douglas, Innkeepers/Owners
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Full body massage
Adults only
Street parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wardrobe / wardrobe
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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James B wrote a review Yesterday
1 contribution
This was an amazing place! The hosts were wonderful and the home was imaculafe and full of history and old charm! The breakfast was just perfect! The best scone I have ever had! The bed sheets were so amazing we bought a set and they will have them delivered right to our house!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
William-Illinois wrote a review Aug 2021
Morrison, Illinois23 contributions26 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
My wife and I have stayed in many of the B&B's in Galena over the years. Most have been very nice. Aldrich Guest House is our favorite as it is tops in all categories. My wife and I love it so much we got married at the Aldrich Guest House about five years ago and have stayed many times since then. Robert and Douglas are outstanding hosts. Their knowledge, skill and experience in the business is amazing. They are always one step ahead of other B&Bs in introducing new innovations. They were the first in Galena to serve more than just beer and wine at happy hour and the first to accommodate those guests who wish to participate in Illinois' legalized cannabis endeavor. You can not go wrong with the Aldrich Guest House. Five Stars every time.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Robert and Douglas Mahan, Owner at Aldrich Guest House
Responded 21 Aug 2021
It's an honor to hold such a special place in your life and to be your home away from home while you're in Galena! Thank you for sharing your time with us over the years and for not only coming to see us time and again, but also bringing friends and family! We love being able to create a place for our guests to feel welcome and comfortable to be themselves and to unwind. And we sure do have a lot of fun pushing the envelope with what amenities we can offer next to our guests! We are so grateful to have amazing guests like the two of you that really make what we do a lot of fun and so extraordinarily rewarding! Thank you for sharing your time with us and your review with everyone - we look forward to many more years of being your happy place! Robert and Douglas, Innkeepers/Owners
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Christy B wrote a review 13 Oct
1 contribution
Robert & Douglas have thoroughly thought out pretty much everything. The house just oozes relaxing vibes. Breakfast was scrumptious. The owners can answer almost any question about Galena. We loved our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms pretty much the same
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Debbie B wrote a review 12 Oct
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We can't wait to visit Galena again, we will definitely stay at Aldrich House. Absolutely a beautiful home inside and out. Breakfast was amazing, exactly what we thought it would be like. 5pm get-together was fun. Robert and Douglas take turns with delightful conversation. For our first stay at a B&B it was way more than we imagined. They are located right around the corner from Grants Home. If you are going to Galena you have to stay here ..
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Robert and Douglas Mahan, Owner at Aldrich Guest House
Responded 6 days ago
So glad to have been part of your Galena Getaway and to see that you enjoyed yourselves so much! We're especially happy to see that you enjoyed our renovated decor, the tasty homemade food, and our drinks every evening! All of those come together with our laid back and unpretentious service that is intuitive and professional without being obtrusive to create an environment where you can relax, unwind, and be yourself! Thank you for sharing your review with everyone and your time away in Galena with us - we look forward to seeing you the next time! Robert and Douglas, Innkeepers/Owners
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Sue C wrote a review 7 Oct
Danville, Illinois1 contribution
This was our 2nd time staying at Aldrich Guest House…..this time we had good friends join us. Last October when we stayed, we had never been treated so well on an overnight visit. After 2 nights, we didn’t want to leave! The experience was so exceptional that we made plans to return this October, joined with friends. We loved it as much as our first visit. Robert and Douglas are “living their dream” which then reflects on a most impressive and extremely enjoyable stay for their guests. Ditto on everything stated on previous reviews….. everything is “top notch”! I look forward to yet another return visit at the Aldrich House❤️
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Robert and Douglas Mahan, Owner at Aldrich Guest House
Responded 6 days ago
Well we think YOU'RE the best! We've got awesome guests and we're glad to see you again and again and were thrilled that you brought friends this time! We're glad to see that we're keeping the bar high and that you had as much fun this time as the last. We are indeed living the dream and we are happy that you're a part of it. Thank you for the excellent review and for making us your Galena Home! See you next time! Robert and Douglas, Innkeepers/Owners
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US$150 - US$206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aldrich Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Aldrich Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Psychic Medium Chris McBrien (0.5 km), P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre (0.6 km), and Great American Popcorn Company (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aldrich Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Aldrich Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a sofa, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Aldrich Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Aldrich Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aldrich Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fritz and Frites, Otto's Place, and Root Beer Revelry.
Is Aldrich Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Galena.
Are there any historical sites close to Aldrich Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ulysses S. Grant Home (0.2 km), Root Beer Revelry (0.5 km), and Washburne House State Historic Site (0.07 km).